Oversize/Overweight Permit Requirements Suspended for Hurricane Laura Response
Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a disaster for 59 Texas counties in advance of Hurricane Laura’s expected landfall Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has responded by temporarily suspending oversize/overweight permitting requirements for vehicles and loads associated with activities necessary to respond to the disaster. A copy of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Waiver and the TxDMV Waiver Notice must be carried in the vehicle. Please see related information at https://www.txdmv.gov/laura.
CVSA’s International Roadcheck Annual Three-Day Enforcement Event to Take Place
June 2-4, 2015
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform truck and bus inspections.
Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period in early June. Each year, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors at 1,500 locations across North America perform the truck and bus inspections. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico). Roadcheck is one of a series of activities that occur year round whereby CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver and cargo safety and security.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) ‐‐ Policy on Expiring TWICs
Effective August 30, 2012, TWIC holders who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, and whose TWICs will expire on or before December 31, 2014, have two options to renew their TWIC. They may either replace their expiring TWIC with a 3‐year Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC or obtain a standard 5‐year replacement. All TWIC holders should begin the application process at least 30 days before his or her TWIC expires.
The EED TWIC is a one‐time temporary extension option intended to provide convenience and cost‐savings to workers pending the deployment of TWIC readers. TWIC holders who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals are required to enroll for a standard 5‐year replacement upon expiration of their current TWIC.